Just curious. What airport is the 152 out of?A number of my friends from WMU have taken rides with him and have no complaints. He also was my instructor in GRR before I switched airplanes due to cost ($145/hr DA-40 vs. $89/hr C152) He is an up front guy, friendly, and calm demeanor. Know your stuff and you'll do fine.
Can't think of a ride I have ever done where I didn't learn something I still remember.Congrats on sticking thru it! Now for the downside of my post....If you were trained while tested, imho you didnt earn the cert. Also for a dpe to train while testing is completely illegal!
Completely agree and there is a difference in learning from a checkride,( i always have), and having an examiner teach. It is a test not a lesson! An applicant should always learn from the testing experience, but not by being coached or led or as this person put it "training". If that is what the guy meant then he needs to articulate that, otherwise he is putting his certificate and that of the dpe in jeopardy, not to mention the integrity of what we all do as aviators and what it takes to be a member of this club.Can't think of a ride I have ever done where I didn't learn something I still remember.
Coaching someone through it one thing. But offering a critique/debrief after it was already done to standards is something else entirely.
"Training" thats it.......leaves too much open for scrutiny. I am glad you had a fair ride and are open about it. I in no way mean to demean your skill etc. Just be careful what you say in here, especially when dropping a name. That dpe could get some serious (fraud comes to mind) heat, and if he does, you will have to re test. Especially given the new nature of faa oversight and surveylance with regard to training and testing. Most arent even aware of what is going on behind the scenes these days...but the dpe is, or should be.Let me put your mind at ease.......perhaps I phrased it differently.
"So where do you get your weather?"
"Ok, show me"
Here ya go
"Let's review some of these charts, what's Xxxxx?"
"I see your using you iPad there, do you know where you can find this in Foreflight?"
"Let me show you". Here's another resource as well....
Not the, "we'll if you don't know the answer to that look on page 32 of the AIM" that you seem to be getting all bunched up about......
Ya, I tried to take my written with Paramount but they stopped doing them the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. No FBO, the plane is owned by West Michigan Flight Academy, it promotes aviation to the younger generation but also has adult flight instruction. If you're ever interested, pm me and I'll get you some info. Do you know what's going to happen to Paramount's DA-40 outta GRR? I was hoping to take that time building this Summer....They put a FBO in there, or is it a private operation? Anyone in the Grand Rapids area, Paramount Aviation at GRR, and Sparta is closing its doors on the 30th of this month. Also, there is a DPE named Mark Lindsley (sp) that is supposed to be really good too.
Trying to burn 20 more hours in the Mooney to get me to 50. Really want to be over 100 before I buy oneStory time? Or just time building? Either way, if you need a backup autopilot, let me know.
Ya, that's the DA40 that I started my training in back when it was $140/hr, if I remember correctly. Can you give me some specifics on the Mooney?Trying to burn 20 more hours in the Mooney to get me to 50. Really want to be over 100 before I buy one
Got a CFI friend from the club tagging along with me on this trip already.
If you're looking for cheap rental, why not our club at MKG?
150 @ $75
172 @ $85
Mooney or 177 @ $95
172 going down Dec 1 for annual, new engine and prop, but getting a bump to 160hp
If you really want a DA40, Dave has access to one with the G1000 but its $169, slightly cheaper with block $149